Last updated 29/03/2018
Names of baronets shown in blue
have not yet proved succession and, as a
result, their name has not yet been placed on
the Official Roll of the Baronetage.
Date Type Order Name Born Died Age
Dates in italics in the "Born" column indicate that the baronet was
baptised on that date; dates in italics in the "Died" column indicate
that the baronet was buried on that date
FAGGE of Wiston,Sussex
11 Dec 1660 E 1 John Fagg 4 Oct 1627 18 Jan 1701 73
MP for Rye 1645-1653, Sussex 1654-1659
and 1681 and Steyning 1660-1701
18 Jan 1701 2 Robert Fagg c 1649 22 Aug 1715
MP for New Shoreham 1679-1681 and
Steyning 1690-1695 and 1701-1702
22 Aug 1715 3 Robert Fagg 9 Aug 1673 22 Jun 1736 62
MP for Steyning 1708-1710
22 Jun 1736 4 Robert Fagg 20 Sep 1704 14 Sep 1740 35
MP for Steyning 1734-1740
14 Sep 1740 5 William Fagg c 1726 14 Nov 1791
14 Nov 1791 6 John Fagg c 1760 23 Sep 1822
23 Sep 1822 7 John Fagg 8 Sep 1798 16 Apr 1873 74
16 Apr 1873 8 John William Charles Fagge 10 Oct 1830 13 Apr 1909 78
13 Apr 1909 9 John Charles Fagge 6 Apr 1866 17 Jan 1930 63
17 Jan 1930 10 John Harry Lee Fagge 25 Sep 1868 18 Mar 1940 71
For further information on this baronet,see the
note at the foot of this page
18 Mar 1940 11 John William Frederick Fagge 28 Sep 1910 5 Oct 2000 90
For further information on this baronet,see the
note at the foot of this page
5 Oct 2000 12 John Christopher Fagge 30 Apr 1942
FAIRBAIRN of Ardwick,Lancs
2 Nov 1869 UK 1 William Fairbairn 19 Feb 1789 18 Aug 1874 85
For further information on this baronet,see the
note at the foot of this page
18 Aug 1874 2 Thomas Fairbairn 18 Jan 1823 12 Aug 1891 68
12 Aug 1891 3 Arthur Henderson Fairbairn 11 Apr 1852 2 Jun 1915 63
For further information on this baronet,see the
note at the foot of this page
2 Jun 1915 4 Thomas Gordon Fairbairn 26 May 1854 19 Dec 1931 77
19 Dec 1931 5 William Albert Fairbairn 6 Apr 1902 18 Dec 1972 70
18 Dec 1972 6 James Brooke Fairbairn 10 Dec 1930 28 Apr 2017 86
28 Apr 2017 7 Robert William Fairbairn 10 Apr 1965
FAIRFAX of Holmes,Roxburgh
14 Mar 1836 UK See "Ramsay-Fairfax-Lucy"
25 Nov 1630 NS 1 David Cuninghame c 1665
c 1665 2 David Cuninghame c 1671
c 1671 3 Alexander Cuninghame c 1690
c 1690 4 David Cuninghame c 1708
to On his death the baronetcy became dormant
c 1708
3 Aug 1778 5 William Cuninghame 25 Oct 1781
25 Oct 1781 6 William Cuninghame-Fairlie 15 Oct 1811
15 Oct 1811 7 William Cuninghame-Fairlie c 1777 1 Feb 1837
MP for Leominster 1818-1819 and 1820-1826
1 Feb 1837 8 John Cuninghame-Fairlie 29 Jul 1779 28 Feb 1852 72
28 Feb 1852 9 Charles Cuninghame-Fairlie 22 Sep 1780 1 Jun 1859 78
1 Jun 1859 10 Arthur Percy Cuninghame-Fairlie 22 Oct 1815 21 Sep 1881 65
21 Sep 1881 11 Charles Arthur Fairlie-Cuninghame 2 Jan 1846 26 Dec 1897 51
For further information on this baronet's death,
see the note at the foot of this page
26 Dec 1897 12 Alfred Edward Fairlie-Cuninghame 20 Apr 1852 14 Nov 1901 49
14 Nov 1901 13 William Edward Fairlie-Cuninghame 2 Feb 1856 5 May 1929 73
5 May 1929 14 Hussey Burgh Fairlie-Cuninghame 22 Aug 1890 7 Feb 1939 48
For information on the death of this baronet,
see the note at the foot of this page
7 Feb 1939 15 William Alan Fairlie-Cuninghame 31 Jan 1893 1981 88
1981 16 William Henry Fairlie-Cuninghame 1 Oct 1930 1999 68
1999 17 Robert Henry Fairlie-Cuninghame 19 Jul 1974
FALCONER of Glenfarquhar,Kincardine
30 Mar 1670 NS 1 Alexander Falconer c 1700
c 1700 2 Alexander Falconer 17 Mar 1727
He subsequently succeeded to the Barony
of Falconer (qv) in 1724 with which title
the baronetcy then merged until the baronetcy's
extinction in 1727
FALKINER of Anne Mount,Cork
24 Aug 1778 I 1 Riggs Falkiner 24 Apr 1797
24 Apr 1797 2 Samuel Falkiner c 1745 22 Dec 1825
22 Dec 1825 3 Riggs Falkiner 1789 25 Jan 1850 60
25 Jan 1850 4 Charles Leslie Falkiner 1790 7 Feb 1858 67
7 Feb 1858 5 Samuel Edmund Falkiner 1791 30 Dec 1867 76
30 Dec 1867 6 Samuel Edmund Falkiner 2 Feb 1843 12 May 1893 50
12 May 1893 7 Leslie Edmund Percy Riggs Falkiner 2 Oct 1866 17 Jan 1917 50
17 Jan 1917 8 Terence Edmond Patrick Falkiner 17 Mar 1903 19 Feb 1987 83
19 Feb 1987 9 Edmond Charles Falkiner 24 Jun 1938 20 Sep 1997 59
20 Sep 1997 10 Benjamin Simon Patrick Falkiner 16 Jan 1962
FALKINER of Abbotstown,Dublin
21 Dec 1812 UK 1 Frederick John Falkiner 8 Apr 1768 14 Sep 1824 56
to MP for co. Dublin 1801-1807 and co. Carlow
14 Sep 1824 1812-1818
Extinct on his death
For further information on this baronet, see
the note at the foot of this page
FALLE of Plaisance,Jersey
7 Jul 1916 UK 1 Bertram Godfrey Falle 21 Nov 1859 1 Nov 1948 88
He was subsequently created Baron Portsea
(qv) in 1934 with which title the
baronetcy then merged until its extinction
in 1948
FALSHAW of Edinburgh
6 Sep 1876 UK 1 James Falshaw 21 Mar 1810 14 Jun 1889 79
to Extinct on his death
14 Jun 1889
FANSHAWE of Donamore,Ireland
2 Sep 1650 E 1 Richard Fanshawe 12 Jun 1608 16 Jun 1666 58
MP for Cambridge University 1661-1666
16 Jun 1666 2 Richard Fanshawe 6 Aug 1665 12 Jul 1694 28
to Extinct on his death
12 Jul 1694
FARMER of Mount Pleasant,Sussex
19 Jan 1780 GB 1 George Farmer c 1762 26 May 1814
26 May 1814 2 George Richard Farmer 28 Dec 1788 1 Jun 1855 66
1 Jun 1855 3 George Farmer 3 Jun 1829 1 Dec 1883 54
1 Dec 1883 4 George Richard Hugh Farmer 5 Jun 1873 1891 18
1891 5 Richard Henry Kenrick Farmer 11 Aug 1841 1913 71
to Extinct on his death
FARNABY of Keppington,Kent
21 Jul 1726 GB 1 Charles Farnaby 31 May 1674 26 Apr 1741 66
26 Apr 1741 2 Thomas Farnaby c 1708 24 Mar 1760
24 Mar 1760 3 Charles Farnaby [Farnaby-Radcliffe from 1784] c 1740 20 Oct 1798
MP for East Grinstead 1765-1768,Kent 1769-1774
and Hythe 1774-1798
Oct 1798 4 John Farnaby 4 Apr 1743 19 Aug 1802 59
19 Aug 1802 5 Charles Francis Farnaby 17 Oct 1787 29 Aug 1859 71
to Extinct on his death
29 Aug 1859
FARQUHAR of London
1 Mar 1796 GB 1 Walter Farquhar Oct 1738 21 Mar 1819 80
21 Mar 1819 2 Thomas Harvie Farquhar 27 Jun 1775 12 Jan 1836 60
12 Jan 1836 3 Walter Rockliffe Farquhar 4 Jun 1810 15 Jul 1900 90
15 Jul 1900 4 Henry Thomas Farquhar 13 Sep 1838 15 Jan 1916 77
15 Jan 1916 5 Walter Randolph Fitzroy Farquhar 31 May 1878 15 Oct 1918 40
15 Oct 1918 6 Peter Walter Farquhar 8 Oct 1904 2 Jun 1986 81
2 Jun 1986 7 Michael Fitzroy Henry Farquhar 29 Jun 1938
FARQUHAR of Mauritius
21 Aug 1821 UK See "Townsend-Farquhar"
FARQUHAR of Cavendish Square,London
25 Oct 1892 UK 1 Horace Brand Farquhar 18 May 1844 30 Aug 1923 79
He was subsequently created Baron
Farquhar (qv) in 1898 with which title the
baronetcy then merged until its extinction
in 1923
FARRAR of Chicheley Hall,Bucks
2 Feb 1911 UK 1 Sir George Herbert Farrar 17 Jun 1859 19 May 1915 55
to Extinct on his death
19 May 1915
FARRER of Abinger,Surrey
22 Oct 1883 UK 1 Thomas Henry Farrer 24 Jun 1819 11 Oct 1899 80
He was subsequently created Baron
Farrer (qv) in 1893 with which title the
baronetcy then merged until its extinction
in 1964
FARRINGTON of Chichester,Sussex
17 Dec 1697 E 1 Richard Farrington c 1644 7 Aug 1719
to MP for Chichester 1681,1698-1700,1708-
7 Aug 1719 1713 and 1715-1719
Extinct on his death
FARRINGTON of Blackheath
2 Dec 1818 UK 1 Anthony Farrington 6 Feb 1742 3 Nov 1823 81
3 Nov 1823 2 Charles Henry Farrington 26 Sep 1794 26 Mar 1828 33
26 Mar 1828 3 Henry Maturin Farrington 31 Mar 1778 4 Oct 1834 56
4 Oct 1834 4 Henry Anthony Farrington 7 May 1811 19 Sep 1888 77
19 Sep 1888 5 William Hicks Farrington 26 Jan 1838 5 Jan 1901 62
5 Jan 1901 6 Henry Anthony Farrington 1 Oct 1871 6 Sep 1944 72
6 Sep 1944 7 Henry Francis Colden Farrington 25 Apr 1914 11 Mar 2004 89
11 Mar 2004 8 Henry William Farrington 27 Mar 1951
Grosvenor Gardens,London
27 Aug 1897 UK 1 George Faudel Faudel-Phillips 29 Jul 1840 28 Dec 1922 82
28 Dec 1922 2 Benjamin Samuel Faudel-Phillips 21 Jul 1871 11 Jan 1927 55
11 Jan 1927 3 Lionel Lawson Faudel Faudel-Phillips 11 Apr 1877 12 Mar 1941 63
to Extinct on his death
12 Mar 1941
FAYRER of Devonshire Street,St.Marylebone
11 Feb 1896 UK 1 Sir Joseph Fayrer 6 Dec 1824 21 May 1907 82
21 May 1907 2 Joseph Fayrer 8 Mar 1859 13 Apr 1937 78
13 Apr 1937 3 Joseph Herbert Spens Fayrer 20 Oct 1899 23 Jul 1976 76
23 Jul 1976 4 John Lang Macpherson Fayrer 18 Oct 1944 9 Mar 2017 72
to Extinct on his death
9 Mar 2017
FEILDEN of Feniscowles,Lancs
21 Jul 1846 UK 1 William Feilden 13 Mar 1772 21 May 1850 78
MP for Blackburn 1832-1847
21 May 1850 2 William Henry Feilden 15 Nov 1812 12 Jan 1879 66
12 Jan 1879 3 William Leyland Feilden 5 Nov 1835 9 May 1912 76
9 May 1912 4 William Henry Feilden 8 Mar 1866 23 Feb 1946 79
23 Feb 1946 5 William Morton Buller Feilden 20 May 1893 22 Jun 1976 83
22 Jun 1976 6 Henry Wemyss Feilden 1 Dec 1916 12 Dec 2010 94
12 Dec 2010 7 Henry Rudyard Feilden 26 Sep 1951
FELLOWS of Carshalton,Surrey
20 Jan 1719 GB 1 John Fellows c 1671 26 Jul 1724
to Extinct on his death
26 Jul 1724
FELTON of Playford,Suffolk
20 Jul 1620 E 1 Henry Felton 18 Sep 1624
18 Sep 1624 2 Henry Felton 27 Jul 1619 20 Oct 1690 71
MP for Suffolk 1656-1658,1659,1660
and 1661-1679
Oct 1690 3 Adam Felton after 1637 9 Feb 1697
MP for Orford 1695-1697
9 Feb 1697 4 Thomas Felton 12 Oct 1649 3 Mar 1709 59
MP for Orford 1690-1700 and Bury
St.Edmunds 1701-1709
3 Mar 1709 5 Compton Felton c 1650 18 Nov 1719
to Extinct on his death
18 Nov 1719
FENTON of Mitchelstown,Cork
22 Jul 1661 I 1 Maurice Fenton c 1622 1664
1664 2 William Fenton c 1655 18 Mar 1671
to Extinct on his death
Mar 1671
FENWICK of Fenwick,Northumberland
9 Jun 1628 E 1 John Fenwick c 1573 c 1658
MP for Northumberland 1624-1625,1625,
1626,1628-1629,1640 and 1642-1644 and
Cockermouth 1640-1642
c 1658 2 William Fenwick c 1617 by Jul 1676
MP for Northumberland 1645-1648,1654,1656,
by Jul 1676 3 John Fenwick c 1644 27 Jan 1697
to MP for Northumberland 1677-1689
27 Jan 1697 Extinct on his death
For information on an apparent assumption of
this baronetcy during the mid-19th century,see
the note at the foot of this page
FERGUSON of Londonderry
7 Oct 1801 UK 1 Andrew Ferguson 7 Oct 1761 17 Jul 1808 46
For further information on this baronet, see
the note at the foot of this page
17 Jul 1808 2 Robert Alexander Ferguson 26 Dec 1796 13 Mar 1860 63
to MP for Londonderry 1830-1860
13 Mar 1860 Lord Lieutenant Londonderry 1840-1860
Extinct on his death
FERGUSON of Springhall,Dumfries
18 Jul 1906 UK See "Johnson-Ferguson"
FERGUSON-DAVIE of Creedy,Devon
9 Jan 1847 UK 1 Henry Robert Ferguson-Davie 1797 30 Nov 1885 88
MP for Haddington 1847-1878
30 Nov 1885 2 John Davie Ferguson-Davie 27 Oct 1830 16 Jun 1907 76
MP for Barnstaple 1859-1865
16 Jun 1907 3 William Augustus Ferguson-Davie 13 Apr 1833 18 Jan 1915 81
18 Jan 1915 4 William John Ferguson-Davie 17 Jun 1863 12 Jul 1947 84
12 Jul 1947 5 Arthur Patrick Ferguson-Davie 17 Mar 1909 23 Jan 1988 78
23 Jan 1988 6 Antony Francis Ferguson-Davie 23 Mar 1952 19 May 1997 45
19 May 1997 7 John Ferguson-Davie 1 May 1906 8 Jan 2000 93
8 Jan 2000 8 Michael Ferguson-Davie 10 Jan 1944
FERGUSSON of Kilkerran,Ayr
30 Nov 1703 NS 1 John Fergusson Feb 1729
Feb 1729 2 James Fergusson c 1687 20 Jan 1759
MP for Sutherland 1734-1736
20 Jan 1759 3 Adam Fergusson 7 May 1733 25 Sep 1813 80
MP for Ayrshire 1774-1780,1781-1784 and
1790-1796 and Edinburgh 1784-1790
25 Sep 1813 4 James Fergusson 20 Oct 1765 10 Apr 1838 72
10 Apr 1838 5 Charles Dalrymple Fergusson 26 Aug 1800 18 Mar 1849 48
18 Mar 1849 6 James Fergusson 18 Mar 1832 14 Jan 1907 74
MP for Ayrshire 1854-1857 and 1859-1868
and Manchester NE 1885-1906. Governor of
South Australia 1868-1873, New Zealand
1873-1874 and Bombay 1880-1885. Postmaster
General 1891-1892. PC 1868
14 Jan 1907 7 Charles Fergusson 17 Jan 1865 20 Feb 1951 86
Governor General of New Zealand 1924-
1930. Lord Lieutenant Ayrshire 1937-1950
20 Feb 1951 8 James Fergusson 18 Sep 1904 25 Oct 1973 69
Lord Lieutenant Ayrshire 1969-1973
25 Oct 1973 9 Charles Fergusson 10 May 1931
FERGUSSON of Spitalhaugh,Peebles
23 Jan 1866 UK See "Colyer-Fergusson"
FERMOR of Easton Neston,Northants
6 Sep 1641 E 1 William Fermor 7 Nov 1621 14 May 1661 39
14 May 1661 2 William Fermor 3 Aug 1648 7 Dec 1711 63
He was subsequently created Baron
Leominster (qv) in 1692 with which title
the baronetcy then merged until its
extinction in 1867
FERMOR of Welches,Sussex
4 May 1725 GB See "Eversfield"
FERMOR-HESKETH of Rufford,Lancs
5 May 1761 GB 1 Thomas Hesketh 21 Jan 1727 4 Mar 1778 51
For details of the special remainder included
in this creation, see the note at the foot of
this page
4 Mar 1778 2 Robert Hesketh (Juxon from 1792) 23 Apr 1728 30 Dec 1796 68
30 Dec 1796 3 Thomas Dalrymple Hesketh 13 Jan 1777 27 Jul 1842 65
27 Jul 1842 4 Thomas Henry Hesketh 11 Feb 1799 10 Feb 1843 44
10 Feb 1843 5 Thomas George Hesketh (Fermor-Hesketh
from 8 Nov 1867) 11 Jan 1825 20 Aug 1872 47
MP for Preston 1862-1872
20 Aug 1872 6 Thomas Henry Fermor-Hesketh 9 Jan 1847 28 May 1876 29
28 May 1876 7 Thomas George Fermor-Hesketh 9 May 1849 19 Apr 1924 74
For information on his younger son,see the
note at the foot of this page
19 Apr 1924 8 Thomas Fermor-Hesketh 17 Nov 1881 20 Jul 1944 62
He was subsequently created Baron Hesketh
(qv) in 1935 with which title the
baronetcy remains merged
FERRERS of Skellingthorpe,Lincs
19 Dec 1628 E 1 Henry Ferrers 1663
1663 2 Henry Ferrers c 1630 1675
to Extinct on his death
FETHERSTON of Blakesware,Herts
4 Dec 1660 E 1 Heneage Fetherston c 1628 23 Oct 1711
23 Oct 1711 2 Henry Fetherston c 1654 17 Oct 1746
to Extinct on his death
17 Oct 1746
FETHERSTON of Ardagh,Longford
4 Aug 1776 I 1 Ralph Fetherston by 1731 3 Jun 1780
3 Jun 1780 2 Thomas Fetherston 1759 19 Jul 1819 60
MP for Longford 1801-1819
19 Jul 1819 3 George Ralph Fetherston 4 Jun 1784 12 Jul 1853 69
MP for Longford 1819-1830
12 Jul 1853 4 Thomas Francis Fetherston 1800 28 Aug 1853 53
28 Aug 1853 5 ThomasJohn Fetherston 22 Jul 1824 21 Sep 1869 45
21 Sep 1869 6 George Ralph Fetherston 8 Apr 1852 11 Feb 1923 70
to Extinct on his death
11 Feb 1923
of Fetherstonhaugh,Northumberland
3 Jan 1747 GB 1 Matthew Fetherstonhaugh c 1714 18 Mar 1774
MP for Morpeth 1755-1761 and Portsmouth
18 Mar 1774 2 Henry Fetherstonhaugh 22 Dec 1754 24 Oct 1846 91
to MP for Portsmouth 1782-1796
24 Oct 1846 Extinct on his death
FETTES of Comely Bank,Edinburgh
13 Jun 1804 UK 1 William Fettes 25 Jun 1750 27 May 1836 85
to Extinct on his death
27 May 1836
FETTIPLACE of Childrey,Berks
30 Mar 1661 E 1 John Fettiplace 26 Sep 1672
26 Sep 1672 2 Edmund Pettiplace c 1654 1707
1707 3 Charles Fettiplace Dec 1713
Dec 1713 4 Lorenzo Fettiplace c 1662 4 Sep 1725
Sep 1725 5 George Fettiplace 13 Oct 1668 8 Apr 1743 74
to Extinct on his death
8 Apr 1743
FFOLKES of Hillington,Norfolk
26 May 1774 GB 1 Martin Browne Folkes 21 May 1749 11 Dec 1821 72
MP for Kings Lynn 1790-1821
11 Dec 1821 2 William John Henry Browne Folkes 20 Aug 1786 24 Mar 1860 73
MP for Norfolk 1830-1832 and Norfolk
West 1832-1837
24 Mar 1860 3 William Hovell Browne Ffolkes 21 Nov 1847 9 May 1912 64
MP for Kings Lynn 1880-1885
9 May 1912 4 William Everard Browne Ffolkes 15 Feb 1861 15 Dec 1930 69
15 Dec 1930 5 Francis Arthur Stanley Ffolkes 8 Dec 1863 18 Oct 1938 74
18 Oct 1938 6 Edward John Patrick Boschetti Ffolkes 16 Jan 1899 27 Mar 1960 61
27 Mar 1960 7 Robert Francis Alexander Ffolkes 2 Dec 1943
FFRENCH of Clogher,co.Galway
17 Aug 1779 I 1 Charles French Jul 1784
Jul 1784 2 Thomas Ffrench c 1765 9 Dec 1814
He subsequently succeeded to the Barony
of Ffrench (qv) in 1805 with which title
the baronetcy remains merged
FIENNES of Banbury,Oxon
30 Jun 1916 UK See "Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes"
FILMER of East Sutton,Kent
26 Dec 1674 E 1 Robert Filmer 28 Feb 1622 22 Mar 1676 54
22 Mar 1676 2 Robert Filmer 16 Oct 1648 14 Apr 1720 71
14 Apr 1720 3 Edward Filmer 30 May 1683 10 Feb 1755 71
10 Feb 1755 4 John Filmer 30 Sep 1716 22 Feb 1797 80
MP for Steyning 1767-1774
22 Feb 1797 5 Beversham Filmer 21 Apr 1719 31 Dec 1805 86
31 Dec 1805 6 Edmund Filmer 7 May 1727 27 Jun 1810 83
27 Jun 1810 7 John Filmer 19 Mar 1760 15 Jul 1834 74
15 Jul 1834 8 Edmund Filmer 14 Jun 1809 8 Jan 1857 47
MP for Kent West 1838-1857
8 Jan 1857 9 Edmund Filmer 11 Jul 1835 17 Dec 1886 51
MP for Kent West 1859-1865 and Kent Mid
17 Dec 1886 10 Robert Marcus Filmer 25 Feb 1878 27 Jan 1916 37
to Extinct on his death
27 Jan 1916
FINCH of Eastwell,Kent
29 Jun 1611 E 1 Moyle Finch c 1550 18 Dec 1614
MP for Weymouth 1576-1584, Kent 1593
and Winchilsea 1601
18 Dec 1614 2 Theophilus Finch c 1573 c 1619
MP for Great Yarmouth 1614
c 1619 3 Thomas Finch 13 Jun 1578 4 Nov 1639 61
He subsequently succeeded to the Earldom
of Winchilsea (qv) in 1634 with which
title the baronetcy remains merged
FINCH of Raunston,Bucks
7 Jun 1660 E 1 Heneage Finch 23 Dec 1621 18 Dec 1682 60
He was subsequently created Earl of
Nottingham (qv) in 1681 with which title
the baronetcy remains merged
FINDLAY of Aberlour,Banff
25 Jun 1925 UK 1 Sir John Ritchie Findlay 13 Jan 1866 13 Apr 1930 64
Lord Lieutenant Banffshire 1928-1930
13 Apr 1930 2 John Edmund Ritchie Findlay 14 Jun 1902 6 Sep 1962 60
MP for Banffshire 1935-1945
6 Sep 1962 3 Roland Lewis Findlay 14 Jul 1903 28 Jul 1979 76
to Extinct on his death
28 Jul 1979
FINLAY of Epping,Essex
31 Dec 1964 UK 1 Graeme Bell Finlay 29 Oct 1917 21 Jan 1987 69
MP for Epping 1951-1964
21 Jan 1987 2 David Ronald James Bell Finlay 16 Nov 1963
28 Jul 1698 E 1 Basil Firebrace 1652 7 May 1724 71
MP for Chippenham 1690-1692
7 May 1724 2 Charles Firebrace 5 Jun 1680 2 Aug 1727 47
2 Aug 1727 3 Cordell Firebrace 20 Feb 1712 28 Mar 1759 47
to MP for Suffolk 1735-1759
28 Mar 1759 Extinct on his death
FIRTH of The Flush,Yorks
20 Jul 1909 UK 1 Thomas Freeman Firth 23 Aug 1825 29 Nov 1909 84
29 Nov 1909 2 Algernon Freeman Firth 15 Sep 1856 1 Nov 1936 80
to Extinct on his death
1 Nov 1936
FISH of Lissameon,Cavan
12 Feb 1622 I 1 John Fish 9 Mar 1623
9 Mar 1623 2 Edward Fish c 1598 28 Jul 1658
Jul 1658 3 Edward Fish c 1628 c 1670
to Extinct on his death
c 1670
FISHER of Packington,Warwicks
7 Dec 1622 E 1 Robert Fisher 29 Nov 1579 29 Mar 1647 67
29 Mar 1647 2 Clement Fisher 9 Mar 1613 13 Apr 1683 70
MP for Coventry 1661-1679
13 Apr 1683 3 Clement Fisher c 1657 9 Apr 1729
9 Apr 1729 4 Robert Fisher 1739
to Extinct or dormant on his death
FISHER of St Giles,Middlesex
19 Jul 1627 E 1 Thomas Fisher 22 May 1636
22 May 1636 2 Thomas Fisher c 1623 9 Sep 1670
Sep 1670 3 Thomas Fisher c 1643 14 Apr 1671
Apr 1671 4 Richard Fisher 22 Jan 1629 7 Oct 1707 78
to Extinct on his death
7 Oct 1707
FISON of Greenholme,Yorks
27 Jul 1905 UK 1 Frederick William Fison 4 Dec 1847 20 Dec 1927 80
MP for Doncaster 1895-1906
20 Dec 1927 2 Francis Geoffrey Fison 12 Mar 1873 19 Jan 1948 74
19 Jan 1948 3 William Guy Fison 25 Oct 1890 6 Dec 1964 74
6 Dec 1964 4 Richard Guy Fison 9 Jan 1917 1 Oct 2008 91
1 Oct 2008 5 Charles William Fison 6 Feb 1954
FITTON of Gawsworth,Cheshire
2 Oct 1617 E 1 Edward Fitton 3 Dec 1572 10 May 1619 46
10 May 1619 2 Edward Fitton Aug 1603 c Aug 1643
to Extinct on his death
c Aug 1643
FITZGERALD of Clenlish,Limerick
8 Feb 1644 I 1 Edmond Fitzgerald c 1665
c 1665 2 John Fitzgerald 11 Jul 1708
to He was attainted and the baronetcy
1691 forfeited
FITZGERALD of Lisheen,Tipperary
5 Aug 1801 UK See "Judkin-Fitzgerald"
FITZGERALD of Newmarket on Fergus,Clare
5 Jan 1822 UK 1 Augustine Fitzgerald 3 Dec 1834
For details of the special remainder included
in the creation of this baronetcy,see the note
at the foot of this page
3 Dec 1834 2 William Fitzgerald 30 May 1847
30 May 1847 3 Edward Fitzgerald 1806 13 Mar 1865 58
13 Mar 1865 4 Augustine Fitzgerald 12 Mar 1809 31 Jan 1893 83
31 Jan 1893 5 George Cumming Fitzgerald Aug 1823 10 May 1908 84
to Extinct on his death
10 May 1908
FITZGERALD of Valencia,co.Kerry
8 Jul 1880 UK 1 Peter George Fitzgerald 15 Sep 1808 6 Aug 1880 71
6 Aug 1880 2 Maurice Fitzgerald 5 Feb 1844 22 Oct 1916 72
22 Oct 1916 3 John Peter Gerald Maurice Fitzgerald 14 May 1884 19 Feb 1957 72
19 Feb 1957 4 Arthur Henry Brinsley Fitzgerald 6 Jul 1885 30 Nov 1967 82
30 Nov 1967 5 George Peter Maurice Fitzgerald 27 Feb 1917 6 Apr 2001 84
6 Apr 2001 6 Adrian James Andrew Denis Fitzgerald 24 Jun 1940
FITZGERALD of Lisquinlan,Cork
4 Aug 1896 UK See "Uniacke-Penrose-Fitzgerald"
FITZGERALD of Geraldine Place,Cork
10 Oct 1903 UK 1 Edward FitzGerald 24 Nov 1846 22 Jun 1927 80
22 Jun 1927 2 John Joseph FitzGerald 20 Feb 1876 1957 81
1957 3 Edward Thomas FitzGerald 7 Mar 1912 13 Aug 1988 76
13 Aug 1988 4 Daniel Patrick FitzGerald 28 Jun 1916 9 Aug 2016 100
9 Aug 2016 5 Andrew Peter FitzGerald Jul 1950
FITZHARRIS of Kilfinin,Limerick
4 Nov 1622 I 1 Edward Fitzharris 3 Mar 1640
3 Mar 1640 2 Edward Fitzharris c 1690
c 1690 3 William Fitzharris c 1645 c 1704
to Extinct on his death
c 1704
FitzHERBERT of Tissington,Derby
22 Jan 1784 GB 1 William FitzHerbert 27 May 1748 30 Jul 1791 43
30 Jul 1791 2 Anthony Perrin FitzHerbert 21 Jul 1779 2 Apr 1798 18
2 Apr 1798 3 Henry FitzHerbert 4 Aug 1783 1 Jun 1858 74
1 Jun 1858 4 William FitzHerbert 2 Jun 1808 12 Oct 1896 88
12 Oct 1896 5 Richard FitzHerbert 12 Apr 1846 4 Jan 1906 59
4 Jan 1906 6 Hugo Meynell FitzHerbert 3 Jul 1872 12 Sep 1934 62
12 Sep 1934 7 William FitzHerbert 21 Sep 1874 8 Oct 1963 89
8 Oct 1963 8 John Richard Frederick FitzHerbert 15 Sep 1913 21 Mar 1989 75
21 Mar 1989 9 Richard Ranulph FitzHerbert 2 Nov 1963
FITZWYGRAM of Walthamstow,Essex
30 Oct 1805 UK See "Wigram"
FLANNERY of Wethersfield Manor,Essex
13 Dec 1904 UK 1 Sir James Fortescue-Flannery 16 Dec 1851 5 Oct 1943 91
MP for Shipley 1895-1906 and Maldon
5 Oct 1943 2 Harold Fortescue Flannery 13 Dec 1883 19 Apr 1959 75
to Extinct on his death
19 Apr 1959
FLAVELLE of Toronto,Canada
18 Jul 1917 UK 1 Joseph Wesley Flavelle 15 Feb 1858 7 Mar 1939 81
7 Mar 1939 2 Joseph Ellsworth Flavelle 25 May 1892 19 Dec 1977 85
19 Dec 1977 3 Joseph David Ellsworth Flavelle 9 Nov 1921 27 Feb 1985 63
to Extinct on his death
27 Feb 1985
FLEETWOOD of Caldwick,Staffs
29 Jun 1611 E 1 Richard Fleetwood 1649
1649 2 Thomas Fleetwood c 1609 c 1670
c 1670 3 Richard Fleetwood c 1628 c 1700
c 1700 4 Thomas Fleetwood Dec 1739
Dec 1739 5 John Fleetwood 1741
1741 6 Thomas Fleetwood 1741 10 Dec 1802 61
to Extinct on his death
Dec 1802
FLEETWOOD of Rossall Hall,Lancs
20 Jul 1838 UK See "Hesketh-Fleetwood"
FLEMING of Farme,Glasgow
25 Sep 1661 NS 1 Archibald Fleming Jan 1662
Jan 1662 2 William Fleming 2 Jun 1639 6 Feb 1707 67
6 Feb 1707 3 Archibald Fleming 14 Apr 1714
14 Apr 1714 4 Archibald Fleming Aug 1738
Aug 1738 5 Gilbert Fleming c 1740
c 1740 6 William Fleming 28 Dec 1699 25 Nov 1746 46
25 Nov 1746 7 Collingwood Fleming 17 Apr 1764
to On his death the baronetcy became either
17 Apr 1764 extinct or dormant
FLEMING of Rydal Hall,Westmorland
4 Oct 1705 E See "Le Fleming"
FLEMING of Brompton Park,Middlesex
22 Apr 1763 GB 1 John Fleming c 1701 5 Nov 1763
to Extinct on his death
5 Nov 1763
FLETCHER of Hutton le Forest,Cumberland
19 Feb 1641 E 1 Henry Fletcher 24 Sep 1645
24 Sep 1645 2 George Fletcher c 1633 23 Jul 1700
MP for Cumberland 1661-1679,1681-1685 and
23 Jul 1700 3 Henry Fletcher Apr 1661 19 May 1712 51
to MP for Cockermouth 1689-1690
19 May 1712 Extinct on his death
FLETCHER of Clea,Cumberland
20 May 1782 GB See "Aubrey-Fletcher"
FLETCHER of Betley Court,Staffs
24 Aug 1798 GB See "Boughey"
FLETCHER of Carrow,Cork
14 Dec 1812 UK 1 Richard Fletcher 1768 31 Aug 1813
31 Aug 1813 2 Richard John Fletcher 3 Feb 1805 25 Dec 1876 71
to Extinct on his death
25 Dec 1876
FLETCHER of Bryony Hill,Surrey
17 May 1919 UK 1 John Samuel Fletcher 3 Nov 1841 20 May 1924 82
to MP for Hampstead 1905-1918
20 May 1924 Extinct on his death
Sir John Harry Lee Fagge, 10th baronet
The following article appeared in the "Daily Mail" of 28 January 1930:-
'Pepperell, Massachusetts - When Mr. John Henry Fagge, the occupier of an unpretentious
cottage here, heard last week of his elevation to the British baronetage through the death of
his brother, Sir John Charles Fagge, at Dover on January 17 last, his first thought was to inform
his daughter.
'Miss Lucy Harriet Fagge has, since the death of her mother, lived with her grandmother in
Boston. Her father sent for her and explained to her just what the change would mean. She was
delighted for his sake, but showed a little alarm as to her future in another land.
"I have only been part of the way through the grammar school," she said. "Aren't daughters of
titled men supposed to be very wise?" Miss Fagge, it is stated, worked in a factory for month
last autumn in order to bring a little aid to her father.
'The new baronet said today that it was an advertisement in a London paper that brought him
from England to the United States in 1887, when he was 19 years old. The advertisement
described Florida as "The Land of Perpetual Flowers." His father paid the passage and gave him
5 pocket-money, but Florida did not come up to his expectations. After working in a citrus
grove for 30s a month he decided to move elsewhere.
"I went to Savannah," said Sir John, "and worked as a clerk in the goods department of the
Savannah railway. After a brief stay there I continued my travels until I arrived in Boston,
where I worked as a stable boy and groom." Later he became a hotel clerk and settled in
Pepperell in 1895. He has paid two visits to England.'
"The Daily Mail" of 22 October 1930:-
'The secret marriage of Sir John Fagge, the odd-job man who returned home from America to
Dover in March to claim a baronetcy, to Mrs. Murdoch, a wealthy widow, of Boston, United
States on October 15 was revealed yesterday.
'While Sir John, who is 61, and has been newspaper boy, cowboy, waiter, and shoelace maker
in Pepperell, Massachusetts, came to England in March, on finding himself heir to the family
title, he met in the liner Mrs. Murdoch, a Staffordshire woman, daughter of Mr. Goss, who
founded the Goss China Works, and widow of a wealthy American manufacturer. The friendship
then made resulted in the wedding, and last Saturday Sir John and Lady Fagge sailed for
America in the liner Scythia to make their home in Boston.
'A nephew of Lady Fagge said yesterday: "The wedding took place in St. Michael's Church,
Stafford, and was a complete secret. No relatives were present. Sir John and my aunt each
have a grown-up daughter. My aunt was very beautiful in her youth and was known as the Belle
of Stoke."
Sir John William Frederick Fagge, 11th baronet
The Hobart (Tasmania) "Mercury" of 10 July 1940 contains the following article headed "Dream
'A "dream romance" such as many girls have pondered over came true last month for Miss Ivy
Frier, a charming 27-year old domestic servant, of Newington, Kent. She was married very
simply in the village church at Sittingbourne to Sir John Fagge, a 29-year old farm labourer who
unexpectedly inherited a baronetcy from an uncle in America a few weeks before the wedding
took place.
'Practically the whole of the village turned out. They saw the bride, better known to all as "Ivy,"
leave her parents' cottage on the arm of her father, a labourer, and later emerge from the
church, on the arm of her bridegroom as Lady Fagge, member of a family whose history fills
nearly a whole page in Debrett.
'She was attended by two sisters and a cousin of the bridegroom as bridesmaids. Twenty of the
Faversham A[uxiliary] F[ire] S[ervice], of which the bridegroom is a voluntary member, formed a
guard of honour outside the church. They cheered Sir John and Lady Fagge as they dashed into
a hired car, which drove them to a reception at the Women's Institute.
'John and Ivy, as friends call them, have courted for four years. Two or three nights a week Sir
John cycled 15 miles to see his bride, and neither had any idea when they fixed the date a year
ago that they would become titled people.
"Ivy has been in domestic service ever leaving school," the bride's mother told the News of the
World. She and her husband have a lovely little house, and she has spent her spare time getting
it ready since she left her last situation."
Sir William Fairbairn, 1st baronet [UK 1869]
The following information on the life of Sir William Fairbairn appeared in the "Sydney Mail and
New South Wales Advertiser" of 12 September 1891:-
'There is no name more honoured in the realms of industrial science than that of Sir William
Fairbairn, the intimate friend of George Stephenson, the famous railway engineer, and the
inventor of the iron tubular bridge which spans the Menai Straits, and is justly regarded as one
of the great mechanical wonders of modern times. Sir William and his brother, Sir Peter Fairbairn,
of Leeds, were each, at the time of death, at the head of large industrial establishments,
representing a capital of many thousand pounds, and affording employment to considerable
numbers of skilled mechanics; yet when they made their start in life they possessed no advant-
ages which are not enjoyed by an ordinary artisan in Australia. Their parents were in extremely
poor circumstances, and when William Fairbairn, at the age of 14, succeeded in obtaining work
as a mason's labourer, his scanty earnings proved a welcome addition to the family funds. But
the assistance was short-lived. When only a few days at this toilsome employment, William
suffered a dire misfortune. By the clumsy management of a companion in carrying a handbarrow,
a heavy stone fell on his leg, inflicting a deep wound, and throwing him out of work for nearly
three months. During this period the family were brought to the verge of starvation: but at the
last moment William's father obtained charge of a small farm belonging to a colliery. He was
enabled to secure William employment as a coal-cart driver, in which position he remained for
some time, when he was bound apprentice to the colliery engineer, starting with 5s a week as
wages. Here he employed his leisure time in the acquisition of useful knowledge, especially
arithmetics, mensuration, mathematics, and trigonometry, devoting his spare pence to the
purchase of the necessary text books. His attention and abilities attracted the notice of his
employers, and at last, as a kind of promotion, he was removed from the workshop to take
charge of the colliery steam-engine and pumps.
'While thus engaged, William made the acquaintance of George Stephenson, who had the charge
of an engine at Willington Ballast Hill, only a mile or two from where young Fairbairn was
employed. Stephenson, who had recently married, was somewhat pinched in the means of live-
lihood, and to enable him to earn a few extra shillings, William frequently took charge of the
engine, while George took a turn at heaving ballast out of the colliery vessels. At the close of
his apprenticeship William, who was now 22, went to London to obtain employment under
[George] Rennie [1791-1866], who was then engaged in the work of building Waterloo Bridge,
but the Millwrights' Trade Society, which assumed the right of determining who should be
employed, would not allow work to be given to a non-unionist. William Fairbairn was, in conse-
quence, reduced to severe privations, but his spirit was in nowise daunted. Becoming
acquainted with other non-unionists, they formed themselves into an association of "free and
independent labourers," and by their assistance he obtained employment at a ropery, where he
remained for about two years. William was next found at Dublin, where he was employed for
some time in the construction of nail-making machinery, after which he went to Manchester,
where he obtained work which enabled him, in the course of two years, to save 20, on the
strength of which he married the daughter of a Morpeth farmer. With the responsibilities of
married life came the necessity for increased industrial exertion, and in due course William found
himself entering into partnership with a mechanic named Lillie as a millwright. The two men had
very little money, but plenty of brains, and when they saw their chances they were not slow in
utilising them. Undertaking some works in connection with the cotton manufacturing industry,
they performed their share of the contracts so satisfactorily that they were entrusted with the
works of a new cotton-mill for Mr. Kennedy, partner in the firm of McConnel and Kennedy, then
the largest cotton-spinners in the United Kingdom. Their success brought further contracts, and
at the end of five years the two young men found themselves possessed of plant and tools
valued at over 2000. Large and commodious premises were erected, and contracts for gigantic
works were undertaken in England, Scotland, and Switzerland.
"Fairbairn," says Dr. Chambers, "lived at a time when the world was startled with the marvels of
steam traction on railways, and he fancied that a similar means of propulsion could be adopted
on canals. In this, after several costly experiments, he found himself mistaken, and the drainage
of money was so great as to lead to a dissolution of his partnership with Mr. Lillie. Now, he
rested entirely on his own energies and resources, but, strong in self-reliance, he had no fear
of the result. He turned his attention to a new branch of engineering, that of iron-shipbuilding.
For a time he had two establishments, one in London, the other in Manchester, and collectively
employed two thousand hands.
"In 1835 he began his famous investigations into the strength of iron, as regards girders, beams,
pillars, and so forth, his experiments being of much scientific and mechanical importance, and
influencing very largely the work of railway construction, leading to iron bridges being more
largely used in place of those of stone or brick. Indeed, it may be said of William Fairbairn that
his researches aided largely in the development of the railway system, by indicating the manner
in which iron could be most efficiently and economically introduced into the work of construct-
ion. About the same time, owing to a strike of boilermakers at Manchester, he invented the
method of riveting the plates of boilers by machinery, which at once superseded hand-labour.
No loner were people assailed with the din of a hundred hammers riveting together iron plates;
the machine of Fairbairn's invention substituted a rapid, noiseless, and comparatively cheap
method of construction."
'There is no need to continue the history of William Fairbairn. His business steadily increased, as
did that of his brother at Leeds, and at last, having become wealthy, famous, and powerful,
they both had their merits and services formally recognised by the Queen bestowing upon each
the rank of baronet, an honour little dreamt of by them when earning their bread by the sweat
of their brows, and having to be content with a few shillings a week. [The statement that both
men were created baronets is incorrect - while William was created a baronet, his brother Peter
was merely knighted.]
'Dr. Chambers, who was personally acquainted with the two Fairbairns says: "From both
brothers we learned a variety of details relevant to their respective professional pursuits, and
on all occasions were struck with the strong practical common sense and tact which had guided
them through life. From the humblest possible circumstances, each in his own way had attained
distinction by the exercise of sound judgment and persevering industry connected with the
manufacture of machinery. The lesson which their lives afforded was this: That success in life
is less generally due to genius than to indomitable diligence along with integrity of character."
Sir Arthur Henderson Fairbairn, 3rd baronet
Sir Arthur, who was known as the "deaf and dumb baronet," did not allow his afflictions to
adversely impact upon his life. The following appreciation of his good works appeared in 'The
Washington Post' of 29 May 1904:-
'At the recent entertainment at the St.Saviour's Social Club, all of whose members are deaf
mutes, the central figure was Sir Arthur Fairbairn, the "deaf and dumb baronet," as he is widely
known all over England. Possessed of an abundant fortune, a keen and cultivated intelligence,
and rare artistic tastes, Sir Arthur would hardly have been deemed a selfish man had he
devoted his means to getting all the enjoyment possible out of an existence in which he is
doomed to play a silent part. But his own sore affliction has only stimulated him to devote his
time and means to ameliorating the lot of those who similarly stricken, and have in addition the
burden of poverty to contend with. And that this work has brought him happiness in far greater
measure than would have come to him had he simply used his wealth to minister to his own
pleasures no one who notes his bright, animated countenance, his sparkling eye, and, above all,
his cheery smile, can doubt. In his philanthropic labor he is ably seconded by his sister, Miss
Constance Fairbairn, who is also deaf and dumb.
'To enumerate all the associations for promoting the welfare of the deaf with which Sir Arthur
is connected would require a long catalogue. The various offices he fills in them are no
sinecures. They entail a vast amount of correspondence and much travelling. Any invention,
idea, or suggestion which promises increased educational facilities or other advantages for
those who dwell in silence receives his prompt attention and support, if good for anything.
'Although he cannot talk, there are few men in England who "address" more public meetings
in various parts of the country, his audiences being, like himself, mutes. With his fingers he can
"speak" as rapidly, and, judging by the effect on adepts in sign language, quite as eloquently
and persuasively as many who have a wide reputation for oratory. No important meeting of the
deaf is deemed complete without a "speech" from the baronet.
'His home in Brighton reveals his many sided culture. Beautiful pictures hang on the walls. The
library is well stocked with books. Many rare works of art and historic mementoes adorn the
various apartments. Travel is one of his passions. He has been all over Europe and has visited
the principal cities in the United States. His collections of bric-a-brac are largely the result of
these peregrinations. Some of the objects were discovered in the slums of Paris, Christiana
[i.e. Oslo] or New York. A lock of the great Napoleon's hair, finely framed, accompanied by
three autograph documents attesting its genuineness, was bought by Sir Arthur in a mean,
little back street in Paris for 6 louis. It stands near to an exquisite vase, a gift from Emperor
William the First, who in his old age humiliated the descendants of the man who wore that hair.
This superb vase, with its artful Cupids upholding a female form, was the Kaiser's present to
Sir Arthur's father who was chairman of the great Manchester exhibition of 1862. Another large
vase was the gift of the third Napoleon, as well as an exquisite tea service, each piece marked
with the imperial cipher and crown.
'Sir Arthur is now fifty-two years old. He enjoys vigorous health, which may be attributed to
the fact that despite the great amount of hard work he does, he finds time to indulge his tastes
as a sportsman with the rod and gun. Cycling is another form of recreation of which he is very
Sir Charles Arthur Fairlie-Cuninghame, 11th baronet
Sir Charles committed suicide in December 1897. The following report of the subsequent
inquest appeared in the London 'Daily News' of 15 January 1898:-
'With reference to the death of Sir Charles Fairlie-Cuninghame which was announced some days
ago, it appears that Sir Charles committed suicide at a London hotel. The inquest was held a
few days later at St.Martin's Town Hall, by Mr. Troutbeck, the Westminster enquirer. That
gentleman was seen yesterday afternoon by a representative of the London Press Agency who
states that the evidence given at the enquiry was to the following effect.
'Mr Alfred Edward Fairlie-Cuninghame, of Dawlish, Devonshire, identified the body as that of his
brother, who he last saw alive about a year ago. He had no idea where the deceased had been
living since then. He was parted from his wife.
'Emily Mary Peacock, chambermaid at the Hotel Victoria, stated that the deceased baronet had
resided at the hotel for a week prior to his death. In the evening of December 26th, at about
seven o'clock she heard a noise proceeding from his room. The noise was like the slamming of a
door. She heard a second noise shortly after the first and a third noise a few seconds later.
Becoming suspicious she went to the door and called out, but receiving no answer she entered
the room and found that the inner door was locked. She opened it with her master key, and in
the room saw Sir Charles huddled up in a corner. There was a wound in his head.
'Mr. Arthur Guest, manager of the hotel, deposed that the deceased baronet had frequently
stayed there. Nothing peculiar had been noticed about him. At about 6.30 on the evening of
Sunday, Dec. 26th, witness saw him in the smoking-room, and he then seemed to be all right.
He was informed of the noises heard in Sir Charles's room, and of his being found in the corner
as described. He went into the room himself, and found the deceased with a wound in his head.
'Dr. G.E. Haslip, of Northumberland-avenue, said he was called to Hotel Victoria to the
deceased. When he arrived Sir Charles was dead. He had a wound in his head, and there was
blood about. The deceased was sitting in front of the looking-glass when he shot himself. Death
was due to a bullet wound. The bullet had flattened against the opposite side of the skull to
which it had entered. To all appearances the wound had been self-inflicted. There appeared to
have been two shots fired. One bullet was found in the head, and another had in all probability
been fired up the chimney to test the weapon.
'A letter, identified by Mr. Alfred Edward Fairlie-Cuninghame [as] being in the deceased's hand-
writing, was produced. It expressed regret to the hotel authorities for any annoyance and
inconvenience he was about to cause them, and requested that his relatives and Lady
Cuninghame might be communicated with. It also gave directions for the handing over of certain
of his personal effects; further, that his body should not be taken to a public mortuary.
'The jury returned a verdict of suicide, adding that there was no evidence to show the state
of the deceased's mind at the time.'
Sir Hussey Burgh Fairlie-Cuninghame, 14th baronet [NS 1630]
Sir Hussey died following a tractor accident in 1939. The following report appeared in the "Glen
Innes Examiner' of 9 February 1939:-
'Manilla [in northern New South Wales] and district was shocked yesterday afternoon to hear of
the tragic death of Sir Hussey Fairlie-Cuninghame, farmer and grazier of Keepit. Only a few days
ago he returned from a visit to Sydney. He was working a tractor hauling pine logs to a sawing
plant. Some of these logs were across a gully and Sir Hussey took the tractor up the gully in
order to go up the bank at a shallow point. On a stump near where the accident occurred are
definite marks of the tractor having struck it. Whether this was the cause of the accident is not
known but a few yards farther on the tractor either slid or turned too sharply, lost its balance,
and turned over. A man named Gus Wheeler was working about 200 yards away and saw the
tractor turn over. He hurried to the scene and without difficulty extracted Sir Hussey from the
machine. Deceased had been thrown clear except that his foot had been held by a handle on
the tractor. He was alive when removed but died shortly afterwards. The whole of his right side
was terribly crushed and this was the cause of death. There were slight marks on the head but
these were not of a serious nature. It is not sure what caused the crushing injuries, but it is
apparent that after this happened deceased was freed from the weight of the machine.
Tamworth ambulance and Dr. Raysen were immediately called to the scene of the accident, and
the body was conveyed to Manilla morgue. An inquest will be held.
Sir Hussey Burgh Fairlie-Cuninghame was the 14th baronet of Robertland, Ayrshire, and
succeeded his father, the late Sir William Fairlie-Cuninghame, Bart of Windemere, Young, New
South Wales, in 1929. The family descended from the Hon. William Cuninghame, second son of
the first Earl of Glencairn and the baronetcy dates from November 25, 1603. The late Sir Hussey
was born at Mansfield, Victoria, and was in his 49th year. He served in the Great War as a
gunner and later as a lieutenant in the A.I.F. from 1916 to 1919.'
Sir Frederick John Falkiner, 1st baronet
Falconer sat in the Irish House of Commons for Athy between 1791 and 1797 and co. Dublin
between 1797 and 1800. After the Union, he represented co.Dublin from 1801 to 1807, and
co. Carlow from 1812-1818. After he left parliament in 1818, he moved firstly to Paris and then
to Naples, where he lived in a state of abject poverty.
A letter published in the "Morning Chronicle" of 8 October 1824 states:-
'Sir Frederick Falconer, an Irish gentleman, who has been resident here for several years, put a
period to his existence in a melancholy manner on Tuesday last, the 14th instant. Ever since
his arrival here, in 1819, he has been labouring under great pecuniary embarrassments; he had
been repeatedly arrested for debts, and as frequently almost immediately liberated by the
kindness and generosity of the English residents with whom he was acquainted. A rapid
succession of these circumstances, and his own unpardonable imprudence, at length tired
even the warmest-hearted and the best intentioned of his friends, who, one by one, had
refused to lend him any further assistance. Last week he was on the point of being carried to
prison for the trifling sum of fifty-six ducats, and was relieved by a Neapolitan Nobleman, to
whom he was already deeply indebted. On Tuesday morning, the Huissiers and the Juge de
Paix surprised him in bed, at his lodgings at the Riviera de Chiaja, and presented him with a
fresh writ for a debt of six hundred ducats. He requested them to wait while he dressed; they
retired into another room accordingly, and after waiting more than a quarter of an hour they
re-entered his chamber, and found him in bed with the sheet, stained with blood, drawn over
his head; they removed it, and found him dead! His throat was dreadfully mangled; he had
repeated the stroke three times; the razor with which he had committed the deed lay beside
him. The judicial authorities, at the instance of Mr. Hamilton, our Minister, were put under
arrest on account of some irregularities, inconsistent with the treaty with this country, which
they had committed in the arrest; they were, however, admitted to bail after a day's
confinement. The wife of the unfortunate man, Lady Falconer, who is connected with some of
the first families of Ireland, has had the most humane attentions paid to her. The body was
deposited yesterday evening in a garden, near the Orto Botanico, the only spot in Naples
allotted to the burial of Protestants. This melancholy catastrophe has excited a deep interest
in the societies of this city, among which Sir Frederick and his Lady had long mixed in an
intimate manner.'
The apparent assumption of the Fenwick baronetcy in the mid-19th century
During the middle years of the 19th century, the baronetcy of Fenwick appears to have been
wrongfully assumed, if any credence can be placed in the following report which appeared in
'The Belfast News-Letter' of 21 February 1861. The report appears to have been reprinted
from the 'Chicago Democrat.' The story would make a good plot for a melodrama.
'In the year 1837 or 38, Sir John N. Fenwick, of Fenwick Hall, England, a wealthy nobleman,
married Clara Seymour, the daughter of a poor clergyman, who lived on the Cumberland Hills, at
whose house Sir John had been detained for some weeks by an accident received while upon a
hunting excursion. The father of Clara died a short time before her marriage, and she brought
to her husband no dower but her beauty and her love. The wedded pair made the tour of the
Continent, and soon after their return to England Lady Fenwick presented her lord with a son
and heir, who was named John North Fenwick, and who became the heir-presumptive to his
father's title and wealth.
'Sir John had no other relatives save two sisters, who resided with him, and who, while
pretending to approve of the match he had made and to love and esteem his beautiful young
wife, were in reality scheming against her and determined upon ruining her. But their
machinations produced no effect, save to occasionally render Sir John morose and cold towards
his wife, until the boy had reached the age of seventeen years.
'Then suddenly, one day, these two sisters, in the presence of Sir John and Lady Clara,
accused the latter of the most horrible crimes, and declared that she had herself confessed
that her son was the fruit of an illicit amour between herself and a certain French Count, to
whom Sir John had introduced her at Venice during the honeymoon. Stunned by these terrible
and unexpected accusations, Lady Clara swooned; and her husband, completely carried away
by passion, and convinced that the story told him by his sisters was true, ordered her and the
boy to be expelled from the hall, and immediately hurried to the sea-board and embarked for
the Continent.
'The shock had rendered the unhappy wife and mother insane; and in this condition her sisters-
in-law caused her to be removed from the hall and conveyed to a neighbouring village, where
she remained for some time, on the very brink of the grave. Her only friend, during this sad
period, was a certain Captain Edward O'Neil, of the Enniskillen Dragoons, at that time quartered
near Fenwick Hall, and who had seen Lady Clara often enough to love her. He nursed her
through her illness, and when her health and reason had returned, besought her to accompany
him to his home in Ireland, and share it with him.
'For a long while she resisted his appeals, but finally, ascertaining that her husband had taken
steps to obtain a divorce from her, and that Captain O'Neil was her only friend, she consented.
They went to Galway, Ireland, where they were married privately, and took up their residence.
'Her son, in the meantime, manifested a desire to travel, and his mother furnished him with
1,000, which she obtained by the sale of her jewels, and placed him on board the steamer
Adriatic, with instructions to sail to New York, and from thence to Texas, to visit a cousin of
hers named Somerville, who resided there as a wealthy planter. Without any misfortune, our
youth arrived at his cousin's ranch, situated on the frontier of Texas, where he was cordially
received, and made welcome.
'His cousin had a daughter named Estelle, of about his own age, and very handsome, with whom
he fell in love, and in whose society he passed six months. But on one fatal night the ranch was
attacked by a party of Comanche Indians, his cousin and Estelle were murdered, and he
carried off into captivity. He remained a captive for three months, when, seizing a favourable
opportunity and a tomahawk, he killed the Indian with whom he was, and made his escape to
Brownsville, Texas. Here he met three Texas drovers , who were about to start with an
immense drove of cattle to Carlinville, Manoupin County, Illinois. Rendered destitute by being
deprived of everything by the marauders, he gladly accepted their offer and went.
'Arriving at Carlinville, he determined to return to England, and boldly pronounce his rights.
Accordingly, he took the cars for the East. While travelling on the New York and Erie Railroad he
fell in with a noble-hearted farmer, named Preston F. Sappington, of Point Isabel, Clinton
County, who induced him to return with him to Clinton, for the purpose of studying law with Mr.
L. Weldon.
'Our hero, however, disliked the profession, and was employed in the office of the Clinton Herald
by Mr. Sackett, and lately by Mr. Stransbury. While here during the October term of the Circuit
Court, he stated his case to Hon. Abraham Lincoln, who immediately wrote to the British Consul
at Chicago. Two days afterwards the British Consul, Hon. Mr. Wilkins, arrived in Clinton. After
listening to Fenwick's story, and having a consultation with Messrs. Lincoln and Stransbury, he
took him to Chicago and employed him in his office.
'Meantime the Consul wrote to England, making inquiries in regard to Sir John Fenwick, but could
only hear that he was travelling on the Continent, but could not ascertain the precise spot. The
Prince of Wales while travelling in this country [in 1860], it will be recollected, stopped in
Chicago. Here the Consul introduced Fenwick to the Prince, who became convinced of the truth
of his statement. He accompanied the Prince on his tour through the Unites States, and went
with him to England.
'On arriving in England, Fenwick proceeded immediately to his ancestral hall, where he was
informed by the servants that one of his aunts, who had caused him and his mother so much
trouble and unhappiness, was now on her death-bed, attended by her brother, Sir John
Fenwick. He entered the chamber of death. The ghostly visage of the dying woman became still
ghastlier when she beheld the boy whom she and her sister had so deeply wronged.
'She immediately confessed the tale they had invented to blast the reputation of Lady Clara,
and ruin his and her innocent son, was without foundation - that Clara was a good and true
wife until he drove her away and spurned her. Lord [sic] Fenwick folded his long-lost son to his
heart and shed tears of joy over him. The woman died in a few minutes after making the
confession. Her sister is at present the inmate of the convent, and strives to atone for her
black-hearted treachery by fasting, penitence, and prayer.
'The health of Lady Clara greatly failed after the departure of her son for America, and Captain
O'Neil took her to the South of France in the hope of restoring it. But she soon died, and not
long afterwards the captain was killed in a duel. By a will he bequeathed his property, which
was of great value, to his wife's son, John N. Fenwick. The young man is now in Fenwick Hall.'
'The following is a portion of a letter sent by him to a friend in Clinton...."So you may imagine
my feelings at present. To those persons in Clinton who doubted my statements, and ridiculed
me, I have no unkind feelings. I entertain toward the people of Clinton a lively feeling of gratit-
ude for their many kindnesses and favors. To Robert Lewis, Esq., I desire you to return my most
sincere thanks. Tell him I still have the boots he presented me, which together with the gold
pen from Charles Dennett, I shall keep in remembrance of them, and my once humble condition
in life. My best respects to my ever good friend, Mr. Stransbury, to whom I send in your
package a breastpin. My love to Mrs. C---- and the children. I have many times, since I left
your roof, thought of them, and longed to see them.....The package I send to you I hope will
entirely clear you of debt, and make you independent in life. Tell Al. Blackford I will send him
a splendid Manton fowling-piece by the next steamer. He has my likeness, which I would be
glad to have left with Miss Julia C----
----Yours, as ever,
A postscript appeared at the foot of the story which stated that "we have carefully searched
Dod's Peerage, but cannot find that such a person as "John North Fenwick, Bart.," exists. We,
therefore, presume that the writer of the letter is an adventurer."
Sir Andrew Ferguson, 1st baronet
Ferguson sat in the Irish House of Commons for Londonderry City between 1798 and 1800.
Having voted for the Union in 1800, Ferguson was rewarded with a baronetcy shortly
The following report of Ferguson's death appeared in the "Aberdeen Journal" of 3 August
'A Gentleman in Belfast has received a letter from a friend, dated Londonderry, 18th July
which says - "As Sir Andrew Ferguson, Bart., and his son Harvey, were returning home
about 12 last night in a gig, they came to a bridge [at Moville, co. Donegal], which the
servant knowing to be very much broken, called to his master to stop a moment till he would
lead the horse along it. Before the servant, however, had got hold of the reins, Sir Andrew
whipped the horse, and in a moment the whole were precipitated over the bridge! Sir Andrew
was killed on the spot, but his son did not receive the smallest injury." '
The special remainder to the baronetcy of Hesketh (later Fermor-Hesketh)
created in 1761
From the "London Gazette" of 9 May 1761 (issue 10103, page 1):-
'The King has been pleased to grant unto Thomas Hesketh, of Rufford, in the County of
Lancaster Esq; and his lawful Issue Male, the Dignity of a Baronet of the Kingdom of Great
Britain, and in Default of such Issue, to his Brother Robert Hesketh, of Rufford in the said
County, Esq; and his lawful Issue Male.'
Frederick Fermor-Hesketh (24 Sep 1883 - on or after 29 Oct 1910), younger son of Sir
Thomas George Fermor-Hesketh, 7th baronet
Frederick disappeared in October 1910 and was never positively seen again, despite a number
of reports that he had been located in Montana and Wyoming.
The following [edited] report appeared in the Adelaide 'Mail' of 18 May 1912:-
'The mystery surrounding the disappearance of Frederick Fermor-Hesketh, second son of
Sir Thomas and Lady Fermor-Hesketh, who was given up for dead, appears to be solved. Mr.
Hesketh, who was a lieutenant in the 9th Lancers, was last seen at Kingstown Pier, Ireland,
on October 30, 1910, dressed in a rough serge suit, and without any baggage. His intention
was to go to America to amass a fortune. A communication received in New York from Dr.
B.F. Woodard, of Gillette, Wyoming, asked whether any was known of a missing Englishman,
answering to the following description:- A man about 30 years of age, black curly hair,
slightly grey, blue eyes, 6ft tall, name Frederick or Hespeth, of military bearing, highly
'The description exactly fits the officer for whom the Scotland Yard and New York police were
asked to search 18 months ago. It appears that Dr. Woodard, while in Tromberg, Montana,
two days ago, accidentally met a man who seemed somewhat strange in manner. He talked
about having been born in Europe, but said that his mother came from New York or San
Francisco. He claimed to have been in South America, but was unable to understand the
language, and returned to the United States. The stranger declared that his mother's father,
Sr. [Senator] Sharon, of San Francisco, had made a fortune in America, and he thought he
could do the same. [William Sharon (1821-1885) was Senator for Nevada 1875-1881 and
made a fortune from the Comstock silver lode in Virginia City, Nevada]. He had a soldierly
bearing, polished manner, and quick actions. Dr. Woodard says he found that the man was
stranded, so he gave him three dollars for a night's lodging, and secured him a position on
the Sullivan sheep ranch, about 90 miles south-west of Clearmont, Wyoming.
'Mr. Frederick Fermor-Hesketh is the second son of Sir Thomas Fermor-Hesketh, seventh
baronet of Easton Neston, Towcester. He was formerly a lieutenant in the 9th Lancers, and
at the time of his disappearance was home on leave, his regiment then being stationed in
South Africa. Mr. Hesketh was staying with his mother at Chedshurst Manor, Kineton, when
Lady Fermor-Hesketh had rented for the shooting season. On October 29, 1910, he was
motoring back from Easton Neston, when he met his mother outside Banbury. He stopped
and spoke to her in a perfectly natural manner, informing her that he would not return until
rather later, as he had to leave a dog at a veterinary surgeon's at Banbury. That was the
last time Lady Hesketh saw her son. Enquiries made subsequently showed that he had left
the car in Banbury and travelled to London. A brown leather bag, a rug, and some other
articles were found on the steamer which reached Kingstown from Holyhead on October 30.
'The steward of the steamer was positive that he saw Mr. Hesketh land, but after that all
trace of him was lost. He was in good health, and, so far as was known, had no reason for
concealing his whereabouts. It was accordingly presumed that he was suffering from loss
of memory, and a thorough search for him was instituted.'
However, no trace of Frederick Fermor-Hesketh was ever found. His name was removed
from the Army List in February 1911 due to his absence without leave.
Eventually, in October 1925, leave was granted by the Probate, Divorce and Admiralty
Division of the High Court of Justice to presume Frederick's death, as reported in 'The
Times' on 20 October:-
'In the Estate of Frederick Fermor-Hesketh, presumed deceased - This was a petition for
leave to depose to the death of Frederick Fermor-Hesketh, the younger son of Sir Thomas
George Fermor-Hesketh, Bt., of Easton Neston, Towcester.
'Mr. Noel Middleton said that Frederick Fermor-Hesketh disappeared on October 29, 1910.
He was then a lieutenant in the 9th Lancers and was aged 27 years. He had returned to
England on leave from South Africa at the beginning of September, 1910, and was living with
his mother at Chedshurst Manor, Kineton, in Warwickshire. On October 29 he was motoring
from Easton Neston and he met Lady Fermor-Hesketh, who was in her car, outside Banbury.
He stopped and spoke to her. He said that he would be late as he had to leave a dog with
a veterinary surgeon at Banbury, adding - "I will follow you in a few minutes." He was not
seen again by his mother. Inquiries showed that he had put his car into a garage and taken
the 5.15 p.m. train to London. Some personal baggage belonging to him was found in the
steamship Leinster, which arrived at Kingstown in Ireland at 6 a.m. on October 30, 1910. But
from that all trace of the missing man was lost. He was in his usual health and unembarrassed
by any financial or domestic trouble, and no reason could be assigned for his disappearance.
'The President - It seems probable that he fell overboard from the boat. Mr. Middleton - Yes.
'His Lordship gave leave to the applicant, Sir Thomas Fermor-Hesketh (his brother), to swear
that the presumed deceased died on or since October 29, 1910.'
The special remainder to the baronetcy of Fitzgerald created in 1822
From the "Edinburgh Gazette" of 21 December 1821 (issue 2972, page 295):-
The King has been pleased to direct letters patent to be passed under the Great Seal of the
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for granting the dignity of a Baronet of the said
United Kingdom to Augustine Fitzgerald of Newmarket on Fergus, in the county of Clare, Esq.
Major-General in the army, and the heirs-male of his body lawfully begotten; with remainder,
in default of issue-male, to his brother, William Fitzgerald, Esq. and the heirs-male of his body
lawfully begotten.'
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